Project Wedding: Traveling Trunk Prop

Originally posted on Redesigned By M:
This post has moved to my new site at Planq Studio. Please visit me there to find out how to make this fun project and get inspiration for loads of other projects too!

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Thrifty Home Comforts

Recycled Chic painted furniture staged to sell

Once you have your new home comes the excitement of filling it with the furniture, soft furnishings and accessories of your choice. But How can you afford to get all the home comforts you need without sacrificing style and choice. The answer is to have an open mind, a willingness to look beyond the battered and scratched to see … Continue reading

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Sellers DIY Errors costs Sale

Home DIY Preparation

FIVE MOST COMMON DIY MISTAKES & HOW TO AVOID THEM Before putting you home on the market it’s wise to check that it is in tip top condition to achieve close to your asking price. It’s tempting to say ‘Who-ever buys the house will fix it – they will change the colours anyway so what’s … Continue reading

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SMALL DETAILS BIG IMPRESSIONS

Originally posted on M&J Blog:
When sew-on studs entered our store, we knew that we had to use them and adding some edge to our home decor was exactly what we had in mind.  We’ve always loved studded throw pillows when we see them in furniture stores and we knew it was now…

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How To Prepare Your Home To Sell in 2013

The property market is still struggling, despite what the ‘experts’ want you to think, so anyone wishing to sell their property in 2013 needs to use every marketing trick in the book if they want to make a good price on their biggest asset. Remember the Three Ps – price, presentation, promotion. Here are a few … Continue reading

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The Easy Way To Spring Clean

The fesitivities are almost over maybe now is a good time to look at freshening up your home.  Once upon a time the thought of the extra workload and disruption would have me running for the valium! The secret dear followers, is to plan, plan, plan then execute with precision and the job can be done easily and for little … Continue reading

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SPARE A THOUGHT FOR THOSE WHO MOURN

Christmas – bright lights, party spirit, presents and the company of friends, family and those you love.My thoughts this Christmas have turned to those who have suffered the loss of loved ones particularly those parents of the 20 children and six adults shot in Connecticut, America,  the demise of a child is in many ways … Continue reading

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AUCTIONS – The Magic of Bagging a Bargain

Auctioneer Stephen Ardley Lowestoft Auction Rooms Suffolk

THE best interior makeovers  are those that don’t break the bank. A thrifty home-maker loves her bargains and what better place to get them than at real-time or live auctions. Live auctions as distinct from internet auctions are when you physically go to a local auction house to furnish your home or to find a great bargain. At auction it … Continue reading

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WE NEED TIME TO PLAY TOO

Messing about on the river

  A good friend of mine has this poem fixed to her noticeboard. I had never seen it before but it struck a chord and I simply wanted to share it with you all. We work hard to provide for our families and make a good life for ourselves but we should take care to take … Continue reading

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Moving House Can Be A Killer

According to a survey by the Halifax Building Society one of the top three most stressful situations in life is moving house. The other two are divorce and death! That got me thinking about the reasons WHY? Did the worry and stress stem from one source or was it a combination factors.  For instance my research … Continue reading

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